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Futurology

Manic Street Preachers

Futurology

Album number twelve from the Welsh indie rock band coming just nine months after Rewind The Film

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
07/07/2014
US Release date
15/07/2014
  1. 10.0 |   The Digital Fix

    This is a resolutely forward-looking project
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  2. 9.5 |   The Quietus

    It's a bona fide, solid-as-granite masterpiece
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  3. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Futurology wraps up the ideals of what has come before it, mixed it with their present experience and forged ahead with songs that demonstrate a group with a lot more life in them yet
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  4. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    It continues the trend of 80s bands making intelligent, aware records in a modern landscape
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s misleading to say that Futurology is a peverse reaction to a delicate album that preceded it. There’s more at work here than just fast ‘n’ loud
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A forward-looking record from a reinvigorated band
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  7. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Reignited once again, with ‘Futurology’ the Manics have written one of the most interesting chapters in their fascinating and eventful story
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  8. 8.0 |   The Music

    Combines a real Euro aesthetic with that signature Manic sound that has made these Welshmen so enduring
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    For all the snarl and snark of the lyrics, though, it’s the songs themselves that are strange compared to anything they’ve done before
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  10. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Every track is quite full of life and holds no lack of energy that characterizes good, classic British rock ‘n’ roll
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  11. 8.0 |   Digital Spy

    With their last two albums the band have - while not quite freed from the memories - successfully escaped their history once more
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  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Brave and unexpected, much is truly magnificent. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Futurology’ is the Manics doing what they do best, with added Krautrock, Georgia Ruth and Green Gartside. A rum cocktail, indeed
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  14. 8.0 |   Q

    With records full of fire and vitality like Futurology, failure is not an option. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Futurology never feels like a pastiche, and sounds unmistakably like the Manic Street Preachers while sounding unlike any other album they've made
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  16. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    An enthralling collection which sees the band – 12 albums in – ploughing a new furrow and finding new musical vistas
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  17. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    No one would begrudge the Manics the nostalgia quid nowadays, but this is something better: proof that they can still put up a fight. And keep a good story going
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  18. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Display a stylistic freedom that one might call reinvention if it didn't still sound just like the Manics
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  19. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Futurology just happens to be their most daring folly yet
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  20. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Even in its misfires, Futurology feels liberated from the weight of the band’s legacy
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  21. 7.0 |   Uncut

    This is the Manics as you’d want them to be- thrilling, bombastic and sometimes ridiculous, but still raging. Print edition only

  22. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The musical touchstones – Krautrock, Bowie, early Simple Minds – carry more than a whiff of the heritage rock mag subscriber
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